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Configuring Custom Reports

Dec 18, 2015

Use custom reports to view performance data across a set of multiple devices and to view performance data for multiple counters from one or more devices. You can add your own custom reports and save them with user-defined descriptive names for reuse. The custom reports can be viewed in a graphical format.

Each custom report consists of three charts and each chart plots a different time interval: the top chart plots data in 5-minute intervals, the middle chart plots hourly average data, and the bottom chart plots daily average data. You can also export the performance graph report to a file in CSV or XML format. This file can be saved locally.

You can schedule custom reports to run at a specified time and send the report as an email notification in CSV, XML, or graph formats when the report is run. You can also modify and delete the custom reports.

You can do the following with custom reports:

Using Built-in Custom Reports

Command Center provides sixteen built-in custom reports. You can view these built-in reports and also save them to your local system. You can also schedule these reports to run at a specified time. However, you cannot modify or delete the built-in custom reports.

The sixteen built-in custom reports are:

ResourceUtilization
Use this report to analyze the CPU and memory utilization by different devices at specific time periods. This report provides information about the average resource load across multiple devices in your network.
HTTP requests – TCP connections
Use this report to analyze the number of HTTP requests received and the number of TCP connections on different devices at specific time periods. Use this information to analyze the resource load across multiple devices in your network.
TCPMultiplexing
Use this report to view the number of client and server connections for each vserver on each device across multiple devices in your network.
VirtualServerThroughputDistribution
Use this report to view the number of request and response bytes on the vservers and the services bound to each vserver across multiple devices in your network. With this report, you can learn how the resource load on a particular virtual server is being redistributed to the individual bound services based on the current load balancing algorithm and/or also how the load is distributed among the virtual servers across devices.
CloudBridge acceleration
Use this report to analyze the pattern of accelerated traffic (KBPS by service class) and the number of accelerated TCP connections passing through the CloudBridge devices. This number includes the number of TCP connections passing through the CloudBridge device that undergo acceleration, the number of open and half-closed connections that have been selected for acceleration, and the number of half-open connections that are candidates for acceleration.
Repeater Application
Use this report to view the sent and received data volume in bits-per-second for the applications running on the Repeater devices.
Repeater Capacity Increase
Use this report to view the cumulative send compression ratio for the Repeater device.
Repeater CPU Utilization
Use this report to view the CPU utilization of the Repeater device as a percentage.
Repeater Data Reduction
Use this report to view the transmit and receive bandwidth savings as a percentage. You can also analyze the transmit bandwidth and receive bandwidth saving values separately for the Repeater device.
Repeater Link Utilization
Use this report to view the transmit link utilization and receive link utilization for the Repeater device as a percentage.
Repeater Packet Loss
Use this report to view the link dropped sent packets and link dropped received packets for the links defined in the Repeater device.
Repeater Pass Through Connection
Use this report to view the non-accelerated connections for the Repeater device.
Repeater Plugin Usage
Use this report to view the number of plugins connected to Repeater device.
Repeater Traffic Shaping
You can view the Repeater QOS Sent and Repeater QOS Receive volume in bits-per-sec for the Repeater device.
Repeater Service Class
You can view the sent and receive bandwidth savings based on the service class type defined for the Repeater device.
Repeater Throughput
You can view the link sent volume and link received volume in bits-per- second for the Repeater device.

Adding Custom Reports

Updated: 2013-07-22

You can add your own custom reports and save them with user-defined descriptive names for reuse.

When adding a custom report, you can assign an aggregate function to the desired counters. The aggregate functions supported are Sum, Average, Minimum, and Maximum. The aggregate function is applied to the selected counters for all the selected devices.

To add custom reports

  1. On the Reporting tab, in the left pane, expand Performance, and then click Custom Reports.
  2. In the right pane, under Custom Reports, click Add.
  3. Follow the steps in the wizard, and then click Finish. The custom report is listed under Custom Reports.

Viewing Custom Reports

Updated: 2014-04-15

The custom reports are displayed in a graphical format. Each custom report consists of three charts and each chart plots a different time intervals:

  • Top chart. Plots data in 5-minute intervals and displays performance data for the time period you selected when creating the custom report.
  • Middle chart. Plots hourly average data for the specified time period. By default, displays data for the last three months.
  • Bottom chart. Plots daily average data for the specified time period. By default, displays data for the last year.

Options for displaying each chart are Line, Area, Bar, Stacked Area, and Stacked Bar views. You can use the Zoom In function to zoom in to each data point in a plotted series. Use the Zoom Out function to zoom out of it.

To view custom reports

  1. On the Reporting tab, in the left pane, expand Performance, and then click Custom Reports.
  2. In the right pane, under Custom Reports, click the report you want to view, and from the action drop-down list click View Graph.
  3. Under Graph Options, in Devices, select the IP addresses of the device(s) for which you want to run the report.
    Note: If the device contains vector counters, you have the option to choose instances. In Choose Instances, select the instances for which you want to run the report.
  4. In Period, select the time interval for which you want to view the specified counter. If you select Custom, select the Start Date and End Date. The values specified in Period are displayed only in the top chart. By default, two other charts are plotted for hourly and daily average data for the counters selected in the previous steps.
    Note: If you want to view only those counters with non-zero values, select the Exclude zero values check box.
  5. Click View Graph.
    Note: On the View Graph page, you can perform additional tasks, such as customizing graph series, changing the scale, modifying the report settings, exporting data to your local system, and refreshing the report. For more information, click Help on the View Graph page.

Scheduling Custom Reports

You can schedule custom reports to run at a specified time and send the report as an email notification in CSV, XML, or graph formats when the report is run. However, note that you may not want to attach a report that contains a large amount of data.

To schedule custom reports

  1. On the Reporting tab, in the left pane, expand Performance, click Custom Reports.
  2. In the right pane, under Custom Reports, click the report you want to schedule, then click Schedule.
  3. Under Schedule, in Devices, select the IP addresses of the device(s) on which you want to run the report.
    Note: If the device contains vector counters, you have the option to choose instances. In Select Instances, select the instances for which you want to run the report.
  4. In Period, select the time interval for which you want to view the specified counter. The values specified in Period are displayed only in the top chart. By default, two other charts are plotted for hourly and daily average data for the counters selected in the previous steps.
    Note: If you want to view only those counters with non-zero values, select the Exclude zero values check box.
  5. Under Schedule Details, select one of the following:
    • Daily: Specifies that reports run daily. In Scheduled Hours, specify the hour(s) when you want the report run.
    • Day(s) of week: Specifies that reports run on certain days of the week. In Day(s) of week, select the day(s) when you want to run the report, and in Scheduled Hours, specify the hour(s) at which you want the report run.
    • Day(s) of month: Specifies that reports run monthly. In Day(s) of month, specify the dates when you want to run the report, and in Scheduled Hours, specify the hour(s) at which you want the report run.
  6. Under Choose Report format, select one or more formats for the report output. If you want to send the report as an email attachment, select the E-mail the report check box and fill out the required fields.
    Note: Click Test Mail to check if the mail server credentials provided are accurate and if the mail server is accessible from command center server. If the connection to the mail server is successful, a test mail is sent to the specified email and the settings are saved.
  7. Click OK.

Modifying Custom Reports

Updated: 2014-04-15

You can modify the custom reports you have added. You cannot modify built-in custom reports.

To modify custom reports

  1. On the Reporting tab, in the left pane, expand Performance, click Custom Reports.
  2. In the right pane, under Custom Reports, click the custom report you want to modify, and then click Edit.
  3. Follow the steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.

Deleting Custom Reports

You can delete the custom reports you have added. You cannot delete built-in custom reports.

To delete custom reports

  1. On the Reporting tab, in the left pane, expand Performance, click Custom Reports.
  2. In the right pane, under Custom Reports, click the custom report you want to delete, then click Delete. Alternately, right-click the custom report, and then click Delete.